Healthcare, a priority for patients in the COVID-19 era

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 05/01/2021 | 17:16

The COVID-19 pandemic completely changed the plans and expectations we had at the beginning of this year. Meetings with loved ones, interactions with colleagues and hours spent together are now defined by a new normal. However, there is one crucial thing that has remained constant in our concerns: our health.


Good health is maintained through prevention, namely regular care and monitoring through annual tests and investigations, but also through a rapid response to exceptional medical situations.

How can patients access the medical services they need to protect their health during this period? Medical subscriptions are a solution that combines long-term care with practical solutions adapted to the pandemic. For example, the packages offered by REGINA MARIA – The Private Healthcare Network help patients take care of their health and provide assessment and monitoring services for those who have been affected by COVID-19. What services does a medical subscription include?


Health monitoring after COVID-19 infection

Patients infected with and cured of COVID-19 may develop long-term complications as a result of the disease or the effects of treatments. For that reason, they require constant medical monitoring as lung disease, kidney failure, heart muscle damage or multiple organ failure can occur.

Post COVID-19 monitoring involves a series of imaging investigations and blood tests on doctor’s recommendation, such as blood count or tests to assess liver and kidney function. Over 95% of the Network’s medical subscriptions include the necessary services in the primary post-COVID monitoring, whether we are talking about packages purchased by companies, SMEs or individuals, and are valid for both adults and children. Moreover, REGINA MARIA subscribers that are cured of SARS-Cov2 infection can start the health assessment program, free of charge.

REGINA MARIA subscriptions offer post COVID-19 patients modern prevention and primary medicine services, provided by specialists who evaluate the cases and prepare medical reports that includes the necessary recommendations for tests and investigations, but also treatment indications according to the manifested symptoms. The latter are included in patients’ subscriptions free of charge or with significant discounts.


Family doctors can monitor patients online through the Virtual Clinic

Any suspicion of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection raises a multitude of questions, from symptoms to the steps needed for patients’ safety and the safety of the people around. REGINA MARIA comes to the aid of its subscribers who may be in this situation. Specifically, if their family doctor is a Network member, they can benefit from their expertise through the COVID-19 monitoring service.

Subscribers can opt for online consultations through the Virtual Clinic or call the Call Center, after which the family doctor will contact them within 24 hours. In case patients show symptoms, REGINA MARIA specialists are available for information, personalized medical advice and treatment instructions.


Access to polyclinics and post-COVID monitoring services included in the subscription

The subscription provides access to polyclinic services, including services relevant in the context of the pandemic. The multiple benefits of a subscription make the difference between detecting medical issues in time and their worsening over time. The operator facilitates the access to an integrated national network of 70 locations, 310 partner clinics in 20 counties, internationally accredited hospitals and thousands of recognized doctors in Romania and abroad.

According to studies conducted by REGINA MARIA, subscribers in companies go to the physician almost 2.5 times more often than patients who do not have a subscription, and companies have understood how important the health of their employees is for the health of the business. Thus, many companies have improved the packages offered to employees, opting for a premium subscription in order to cover as many needs as possible in the context of COVID-19.


Subscribers can upgrade or purchase family subscriptions from the online store

The private operator recently launched the first online store for people who have REGINA MARIA medical subscriptions offered by the company they work for. Thus, they can easily and quickly purchase medical service packages for family members or complement their current subscription with a superior one. In December, subscribers can buy 25% discount packages for themselves and their loved ones.

As a digital leader in the private healthcare market, the Health Network has invested in technological innovations to provide patients with effective long-term health monitoring solutions. The Virtual Clinic, which brings together almost 500 doctors from 40 medical specialties, can be accessed from anywhere, countrywide or abroad. Subscribers benefit from the Virtual Clinic services free of charge or at a discount, according to their package, without trips to the polyclinic or waiting lists.

Each of us needs to feel safe, especially during the pandemic. In case of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus or quick medical attention for other issues, subscriptions help people manage any health concerns. From the first signs of disease, they benefit from real support from thousands of doctors in the network, in any REGINA MARIA polyclinic in the country or online through the Virtual Clinic.

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